Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com.
Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com. Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?
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ROBBER TAKES A CAB – Bank robber strikes in Lynn then takes a 60-mile cab ride to Fall River, where he eludes police. Police would not say if he paid the $150 fare.
Herald News, Holtzman, 12 inches, on wire now
STOUGHTON OFFICER TO BE RELEASED DURING APPEAL - Former Stoughton Police Sgt. David Cohen was expected to be released from prison sometime today (Wednesday) after the state appeals court ordered his release while the court mulls overturning his convictions.
Stoughton Journal, Mucciarone, 18 inches, on wire now
COPS: IRATE BEAU SLASHED GIRLFRIEND’S SHOE COLLECTION - A domestic dispute on Putnam Street took an odd turn over the weekend as a Boston man allegedly knifed more than 30 pairs of his girlfriend’s shoes.
Cambridge Chronicle, Dunning, 8 inches, on wire now
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE WILL DEVELOP OCEAN OBSERVATION SYSTEM - With a $97.7 million grant, WHOI will lead in the development, installation and operation of an ocean observation system off the Massachusetts coast along the Northeast's continental shelf.
Falmouth Bulletin, Salters, 25 inches, on wire now
WAL-MART PATRON RECEIVES X-RATED SURPRISE ON CAMCORDER - Elaine Imbrogna felt uneasy about purchasing a Sony camcorder at Wal-Mart in Weymouth on Tuesday because the box was open. But an associate manager told her it was okay to buy the camera because none of its contents were missing.
Weymouth News, Baker, 12 inches, on wire now
FUNERAL FOR EASTON FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO DROWNED - Hundreds of mourners filled the pews at the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street to say goodbye to Oliver Ames High School football player Aaron Ortiz Wednesday morning, Aug. 29.
Easton Journal, Hackett, 15 inches, on wire now
BUDGETS CUT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEATHS SKYROCKET - The shooting death of 44-year-old Elizabeth Cann of Norton was the fourth domestic homicide in the Brockton area in 15 days and the 37th domestic violence-related death in the state this year. Some counselors say the problem is increasing due to budget cuts that limit abuse-prevention and counseling programs. Others blame financial and economic pressures or the ready availability of drugs and guns, a lethal combination.
The Enterprise, Downing, 19 inches, on wire now
With contributed photo
RANDOLPH MURDER FOLLOW - For second time in 10 months, a local high school student is charged with murder. That doesn't include the 16-year-old charged last month.
Patriot Ledger, Hanson, 12 inches, 6 p.m.
POSSIBLE: PLEA IN RAPE CASE - Framingham man set to plead out on charges of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a woman in front of her 2-year-old son in Plymouth.
Patriot Ledger, Race, 12 inches
With file photo
TEEN BATTLES THOUGH AS LYME DISEASE TURNS INTO MENINGITIS - James Canavan, 13, has cheated paralysis twice in the past seven months.
Braintreee Forum, Conley, 20 inches, on wire now
IPARTY CHIEF: IT’S GOOD TO BE KING OF PARTY SUPPLIES - A Q&A Sal Perisano of Cambridge is chairman and CEO of iParty, a Dedham-based party supply retail chain with 50 locations throughout New England and in Florida.
Patriot Ledger, Bauer, 20 inches, on wire now
Photo to come
FOXWOODS AND UNION - Foxwoods President and CEO John O’Brien this week said the casino’s current benefits package can match up against any that a union can get for local workers. The United Auto Workers is attempting to unionize 3,500 gaming employees at Foxwoods, which employees about 10,000 overall. The UAW has organized workers at several Atlantic City casinos this year, the latest at Caesars earlier this month.
Norwich Bulletin, Jacobson, 18 inches, 7 p.m.
200 JOBS LOST IF ELECTROCHEM WALKS – Electrochem Commercial Power, the battery maker eager to invest $28 million in Raynham Woods Commerce Center, may pull out of the deal if drainage problems in the park are not resolved soon.
Raynham Call, 15 inches, Parkou Weinstein, on wire now
CHIANCA: AN IMPRESSIVE OUT-OF-BODY OF WORK - Here’s the thing about scientists: While most of us can only imagine advancements that would better humanity — like, say, a TV remote that would come when you called it — scientists actually find a way to make those advancements a reality.
North Shore Sunday, on wire now
With ‘out of body’ Riskin art
EDITORIAL: MEGA MILLIONS TAXES - Got a ticket and a dream for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot, pegged at $325 million? Well, keep dreaming because your buck will buy you about a third of that if you hit all the numbers and are the lone winner.
Patriot Ledger, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: AUTO INSURANCE REFORM - Proposed Massachusetts auto insurance reforms will still limit companies' ability to compete - and could prove costly for suburban and rural drivers.
MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
ASANTE SAMUEL LEAVES IT TO COACH - A wily veteran indeed, Samuel knows the routine around Gillette Stadium — and, as is routine around Gillette Stadium, the coach was noncommittal on Tuesday whether Samuel will play.
The Enterprise, Farley, 15 inches, on wire now
RESTAURANT REVIEW: ITALIAN DELIGHTS AT WALTHAM'S RISTORANTE GEMELLI - In a city packed with top-notch Italian restaurants, diners will be hard-pressed to a find an Italian eatery that combines quality and affordability better than Ristorante Gemelli.
MetroWest Daily News, Tremblay, 22 inches, on wire now
CLASSICAL CREATURES - In a photographic overture for future symphonies, an improbable menagerie of pigs and roosters, elephants and barn owls is hanging around the National Heritage Museum in Lexington.
MetroWest Daily News, Bergeron, 25 inches, on wire now